Mets bullpen is as steady as it gets
Ha! The Mets with a steady bullpen? It’s a laughable thought.
But what if? There are a lot of guys in there who have been gone at one point. Jeurys Familia is, after all, one of the best closers in Mets history. Dellin Betances has been to the All-Star Game multiple times as a setup man. Trevor May, Aaron Loup, Miguel Castro, and so on and so forth. What if they all have average-to-good years?
There is a lot of pressure riding on the bullpen this season. So bad in recent seasons that Greek historians have debated about changing Achilles’ death in The Iliad from getting slashing in the heel to suffering a blown save in honor of the Mets relievers, it’s going to take a whole lot of good happenings for this to be a strength of this ball club.
Considering the rotation and the offense, even an average season out of the relievers will make a difference. In fact, this alone could help the Mets capture a playoff spot.
I have about as much faith in this actually occurring as I do being selected as the first person to rise up to heaven during The Rapture. The relievers have done nothing to prove they will be anything more than a problem.
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As jaded as I might be when Mets relief pitchers enter the game, I’ll hold out a little hope for a better immediate future.